Pierre Vernier

1580 - 1637

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Pierre Vernier (19 August 1580 at Ornans, Franche-Comté, Spanish Habsburgs (now France) – 14 September 1637, same location) was a French mathematician and instrument inventor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Vernier has received more than 94,186 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Pierre Vernier is the 429th most popular mathematician, the 2,773rd most popular biography from France and the 71st most popular French Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Pierre Vernier ranks 429 out of 828Before him are Elwin Bruno Christoffel, Frigyes Riesz, Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Oscar Zariski, Georg Mohr, and Auguste Kerckhoffs. After him are Thomas Bradwardine, John Pell, Vladimir Smirnov, Guðbrandur Þorláksson, Karl Mollweide, and Heisuke Hironaka.

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Among people born in 1580, Pierre Vernier ranks 12Before him are Charles I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Ernst von Mansfeld, Josaphat Kuntsevych, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, Augusta of Denmark, and António de Andrade. After him are Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger, Daniël Heinsius, Thomas Middleton, and Dirk Hartog. Among people deceased in 1637, Pierre Vernier ranks 11Before him are Charles I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, Robert Fludd, William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Isaac Beeckman, and Péter Pázmány. After him is Lorenzo Ruiz.

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Among people born in France, Pierre Vernier ranks 2,773 out of 5,234Before him are Patrick Battiston (1957), Drogo of Hauteville (1010), Eustace II, Count of Boulogne (1015), Eugène Schueller (1881), Charles Tournemire (1870), and Elisabeth of Lorraine (1574). After him are Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac (1658), Étienne Jodelle (1532), Jean-Pierre Abel-Rémusat (1788), André Caplet (1878), Patricia Kaas (1966), and Gabriel Hanot (1889).


Among mathematicians born in France, Pierre Vernier ranks 71Before him are Paul Lévy (1886), Charles-Eugène Delaunay (1816), Johannes de Muris (1290), Pierre Wantzel (1814), Alain Connes (1947), and Jacques Philippe Marie Binet (1786). After him are Jacques Ozanam (1640), Jacques Pelletier du Mans (1517), Henri Brocard (1845), Louis Bachelier (1870), Jean Frédéric Frenet (1816), and Charles Julien Brianchon (1783).